[Important Notice]

Dear applicants,

We regret to inform you that TLScontact will no longer be accepting visa applications on behalf of the Hungarian missions in China.

  • Visa Application Centres in Changsha, Guangzhou, Fuzhou, Jinan, Hangzhou, Kunming, Nanjing, Shenzhen, Shenyang, Wuhan and Xi’an will be closing on the 10th of August.
  • Visa Application Centres in Beijing and Shanghai will be closing on the 15th of August.

Receipt of the postal applications has been discontinued. If you have already registered online to apply by post and have paid your fees, please send your application to TLScontact Visa Application Centre as soon as possible.

We advise you to contact the Embassy or Consulates of Hungary in Shanghai and Chongqing in order to receive guidance on where you can lodge your visa application after the closing dates.

All applicants who are currently expecting their passport to be returned from the diplomatic missions will have a possibility to pick up the passport at the TLScontact Visa Application Centres until the 15th of September. If you have purchased courier return service, your passport will be shipped to you.


3.1  What are the requirements of passport validity?

Before applying for a visa you must make sure that your passport is valid.     

1. Check the expiration date on your passport: the passport should be valid for at least 3 months after the planned departure date from the Schengen area. If multi-entry visa is needed, the above mentioned departure date means the last departure date from the Schengen area.     

2. Make sure your passport has two or more completely blank and unmarked visa pages (blank pages do not need to be adjoining pages).

3. Make sure your passport has not been altered:

     - Check if the original laminated film (the transparent safety film that covers the passport photo) has been tampered with. If this is the case, you must ask a passport-issuing authority to re-tamper proof your passport.

     - Make sure no pages or surfaces have been laminated (as this will invalidate your passport).

     - Check for scratches or alteration.

4. If your passport was issued over 10 years ago, even if it is still valid at the time you submit your visa application, you must apply for a new passport from the authorities or the Embassy or Consulate of your country of origin, before being able to apply for a visa.

5. The passport must be signed by its owner with an official signature in all the required places, otherwise, your application can not be accepted by the visa application center.


Please note:

- that passports of applicants who are minors and under 10 years old can, but do not need to be signed.

- applicants who are 10 years old or older have to sign their passport by themselves.

- passports of applicants who are minors must NOT be signed by their parents.


These rules do not apply for newly issued Chinese passports with electronic signature.

It is advised that you do not apply for a visa on a passport issued for multiple persons (e.g. parent and children together).